Archive for 'Buttons'

Making Selected Button States Clear for Color Blind Users

Making Selected Button States Clear for Color Blind Users

Color communicates a lot on user interfaces. But not as much for color blind users. They often have trouble distinguishing between different colored objects.

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How Button Placement Standards Reinforce User Habits

How Button Placement Standards Reinforce User Habits

“It doesn’t matter where it’s placed as long as it’s there.” This is how many who don’t understand user experience think about buttons.

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How One Button Can Speed Up Your ‘Forgot Password’ Flow

How One Button Can Speed Up Your ‘Forgot Password’ Flow

No matter who you are, forgetting a password sometimes happens. That’s why most login forms offer a ‘Forgot Password’ link to reset the password.

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How Button Color Contrast Guides Users to Action

How Button Color Contrast Guides Users to Action

Have you ever clicked a wrong button by accident? Users make wrong decisions on modal windows when they’re not guided in the right direction. Many modals prompt users to act without making the different actions clear.

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Why Segmented Buttons are Better for Sorting

Why Segmented Buttons are Better for Sorting

Users can get frustrated if they can’t find a specific action on your website. They experience this when you hide actions in dropdown menus. One context where this often happens is sorting content.

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How Link Blocking Can Increase Your Click-through Rate

How Link Blocking Can Increase Your Click-through Rate

User research has proven that the larger a target is, the faster and easier it is to click. That means if you turn a link into a button, you can increase your click-through rate.

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Where to Place Icons Next to Button Labels

Where to Place Icons Next to Button Labels

Icons placed next to button labels are like bullet points placed next to items in a list. Both can make information easier to find and scan, as long as they’re placed in the right spot.

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How to Make Sure Users Don’t Accidentally Delete

How to Make Sure Users Don’t Accidentally Delete

Everyone knows how frustrating it is when you delete something you didn’t mean to delete. Whatever gets deleted is usually gone forever and the user is back to where they started.

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How to Make Progress Bars Feel Faster to Users

How to Make Progress Bars Feel Faster to Users

In today’s age of instant gratification, making users wait too long for your application to load is a user experience issue. If users get the feeling that your application loads too slow, they’ll grow impatient, and spend their time elsewhere.

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How to Use Arrow and Ellipsis Affordances

How to Use Arrow and Ellipsis Affordances

Text labels aren’t the only thing that describe what users are clicking. The two most common affordances on menus and buttons are arrows and ellipses.

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